Much like the revocation of Article 370, the domicile law has been issued without taking J&K’s public and political opinion on board. This has only further deepened a sense of political disempowerment among people. More so, when there is no political leader in Kashmir in a position to stick his neck out
Media is an important part of the fight against the disease. It plays the critical role in spreading the awareness about the disease. And it has been doing that over the past week, despite having to publish under very tough circumstances
Government has invoked prohibitory orders under the Epidemic Disease Act, and banned inward and outward movement of any person from some villages declared red zones
People are cognizant of this reality and have so far cooperated in the effort. At the same time, many other religious preachers have woken up to the threat and advised people against taking part in gatherings including congregational prayers.
Only option available to us to fight this menace is to stay at home and let the doctors treat the already infected. Let us all cooperate at individual and collective level to defeat the epidemic.
The release of Abdullah and Omar reflects the growing confidence of the state government in the improvement of the situation in the erstwhile state. It sees the less likelihood of the situation tipping into turmoil now
With Coronavirus making its inroads into the Valley with the detection of one COVID-19 positive case, the people expected the govet to restore 4G to enable people to read about the disease online and take preventive measures
The seriousness of the crisis has left us with no option but to shutdown our businesses again until the world gets a grip on this runaway contagion. We can only hope it happens sooner.
At a time when people in Kashmir desperately need high speed internet for more awareness about the dreaded coronavirus pandeic, the government has decided to extend the restrictions on the service until March 26.
The government would need to devote more resources to create public awareness by the use of mass media. Coronavirus caller tune so far has been a good innovation. But there is the scope and the need to do more.